Saunders Elementary Book Buddies Book Club. Presented by: Renee DiPasquale Saunders Librarian and Brandy Kelly Saunders Counselor . BOOK CLUB PROCEDURES BOOK CLUB PROCEDURES BOOK CLUB PROCEDURES. 1. Introductions – please be sure to sign in! 2. The purpose of a book club is to:
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1. Introductions – please be sure to sign in!
2. The purpose of a book club is to:
a. Develop stronger relationships with your child and/or the other parents and families in the school.
b. Expand family conversations beyond “How was school today?”
3. Meet for 1½ hours: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
a. Begin with dinner and chat time
b. Discuss business issues (if any)
c. Break up into groups; each group will have supplies/materials to complete an activity – art, writing, or research
d. Follow up with a discussion
1. Never drag a child to a book club. The idea must appeal to the child.
2. Look for members with interests and personalities that complement each other.
Look for members with:
a. An interest in reading
b. Similar reading skill levels
c. Similar ages or grades
d. An acquaintance or friendship with someone in the group
e. A cooperative attitude
f. Comfort with discussion
g. An interesting mix of viewpoints
3. Plan activities, crafts or outings inspired by the book:
a. Come dressed in period costumes
b. Write to the book’s author
c. Bring food from cultures represented in the book
d. Keep a book club scrapbook
e. Visit a site mentioned in the book
4. Keep the same meeting place and time (we met in the library at 6:30 p.m.)
5. Parents should decide which types of books and topics they are not comfortable reading and discussing in a book club setting
6. Meet monthly, even if you decide to read one book every two months. Meeting consistently is the key (we met every fourth Monday and made adjustments for holidays)
7. Kids love to eat. Make snacks/food part of the club
8. Keep it small. (we had around 20 members)
9. Plan for the meeting to be 1½ to 2 hours (time is needed for snacking, discussion, and activities)
10. Don’t forget the boys! Book clubs attract mainly girls and mothers. Try to include fathers and sons too.
From Cheryl Murfin Bond “Start Your Own Parent-Child Book Club” on parenthood.com
a. Month 1: whole group discussion with an oral reading of Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll and a reflection on made-up by children. Answer discussion questions found in the back of
b. Month 2: book club students invent their own made-up words
and vote on the top three. The whole school votes on their
favorite of the three. All words are featured on the
Saunders Morning News Show.
peanut butter bird feeder. Follow the instructions in the back of the book.
the instructions in the back of the book.